Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open on Mon. during Summer and Stock Show only. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History exhibit Critter Kingdom. Bugs, butterflies and birds abound! The exhibit highlights artifacts from the Museum’s vast collection of natural wonders. Enjoy this debut celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Gen. Ad. members $18, guests $21. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/critter-kingdom. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Omni Theater. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Dolphins, Great White Shark, National Parks Adventure, D-Day: Normandy 1944, Coral Reef Adventure, and Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure. Gen. Ad. members $4, guests $8. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing THINK: An Exploration into Making the World Work Better at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Consider the way science and technology define life in the 21st century, perhaps in ways you may not realize. THINK, created and developed by IBM, is an experience that celebrates the wonders of our technological world and explores the possibilities of tomorrow. Gen. Ad. $11-$15. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public. 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through June 26 Stage West Theatre presents, Wait Until Dark, a new adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher. This classic thriller pits a lone blind woman against a group of ruthless criminals. They’re hell-bent on retrieving a doll (filled with diamonds), which she accidentally has in her apartment. But they’re up against surprisingly resourceful opponent, one who knows that the only way to win is to play by her own rules. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd.
Through June 26 Jubilee Theater presents Livin’ Fat by Judi Ann Mason. The Cooper family is poor but happy. Their son, David Lee, is a recent college graduate who has taken a job as a bank janitor. When the bank is robbed the thieves drop a bundle and David Lee picks it up. It’s $50,000! The scruples of David and the entire Cooper family are tested when they find out where the money came from. Times and prices vary. For tickets and information, 817-338-4411 or www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
Through July 17 FOCUS: Thomas Demand exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The photographs of Demand merge truthful documentation and unsettling artifice–two polarities raised by photography since its inception. Tickets $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibition/Upcoming/FOCUS-Thomas-Demand/2004. 3200 Darnell St.
Through July 24 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition, Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, Comanche, Texas, Looking for the old Civilian Fort of 1851, North of Gustine and a mile west of Baggett Creek Church. A visionary storyteller, Esther Pearl Watson (b. 1973) blends memories and imagination to capture her Texas upbringing. A mural-size painting (about 13 feet tall and 10 feet wide), Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, was created specifically for the Amon Carter’s atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 7 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition Discarded: Photographs by Anthony Hernandez. This inaugural presentation of the acclaimed artist’s newest project evocatively explores Americans’ penchant for discarding things. Discarded arises from the 2008 recession, which hit California particularly hard, when homebuilders and owners faced loans and mortgages that were worth more than their properties. Yet, the artist’s large prints of deserted Los Angeles homes and empty fields paradoxically lure us in with meticulous balance, color and detail. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 21 Highlights from the Permanent Collection at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented, including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism, as well as aspects of New Image Painting from the 1970s and beyond, recent developments in abstraction and figurative sculpture, and contemporary movements in photography, video, and digital imagery. Tickets $10, $4 students and seniors, children 12 & under free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, see www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Sept. 11 The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum. This is the first major exhibition in America devoted to the Le Nain brothers, Antoine, Louis and Mathieu, who were active in Paris during the 1630s and 1640s. It gathers more than 50 of their creations and highlights their full range of production: altarpieces, devotional paintings, portraits and the poignant images of peasants on which their celebrity rests. Masterworks come from public and private collections in Europe and North America, with major loans from the Musée du Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, as well as other museums throughout France. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 18 Frank Stella: A Retrospective at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The Modern will present a career retrospective of Stella (American, born 1936), one of the most important living American artists. This survey will be a comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date. Tickets $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, http://bit.ly/22CpiUf. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Sept. 19 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition, Texas Folk Art. See the spirited work of some of the Lone Star State’s most original painters and sculptors, including H. O. Kelly, Reverend Johnnie Swearingen, Velox Ward, and Clara McDonald Williamson, among others. Developing their own styles, these artists were unfettered by the conventions of academic training and traditional guidelines of art making. Lively storytelling was their primary focus, and they used any pictorial means necessary to create animated narratives about working, playing, and worshipping in Texas. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 15 Grapevine Farmers Market and Grapevine Market. Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Thurs.-Sat., at the Town Square Gazebo from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Grapevine-Farmers-Market/19861/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Nov. 12 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Oil’s Well that Ends Well. Send an urgent telegram to the Marshal, County Sheriff, and Texas Ranger! The wealthiest man in town has been struck down in this hunt for black gold, and we’re going to need all the help we can get. Tickets $59.96 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through April 22, 2017 Claws at Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. Get crabby at the Claws exhibit, which will host different crustaceans from around the world. See coconut crabs, porcupine crabs, lively land crabs and even lobsters. Don’t miss the Japanese spider crab, the largest arthropod in the world, with legs that can reach 12-feet across when fully grown! Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $12 Children (3-12). For more information, 877-819-7677, http://bit.ly/1Ri2Okb. 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., #525 Grapevine, TX 76051.
2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19,22,23,24,25,26,29,30 Free Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington. Live performances each night under the stars offering a broad-base of professional musical artists, from world music to jazz and home-grown Texas country to hot Indie artists. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments (no glass bottles please). For more information about bands and showtimes, 817-543-4308 and www.levittpavilionarlington.org/. 505 E. Border St., Arlington, TX 76010.
3-26 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. June’s showings: 3-5 Dark Horse, 10-12 Maggie’s Plan, 17-19 The Man Who Knew Infinity, 24-26 L’Attesa (The Wait). Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,7/1,7/2 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
3-July 4 Concerts in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Two worlds collide as rock bands meet up with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for sizzling summer evenings. Music offering include Star Wars & Beyond, The Music of Pink Floyd, Asleep at the Wheel and more. Gates open at 6:30 p.m, showtime: 8:15 p.m. For more information, performance line-up, and to purchase tickets, www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/upcoming.asp. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26,7/1,7/2,7/3 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
4-Aug. 21 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition: The first comprehensive museum retrospective of the work of Norman Lewis (1909–1979). Lewis was a pivotal figure in the Harlem art community and the abstract expressionist movement; he was also a politically conscious activist who was able to reflect the currents of the civil rights movement. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
8-July 27 Artful Alphabet: ABC at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Story Time Series connects children’s books and artworks; the theme for 2016 is Artful Alphabet. During each Storytime, participating children will be registered to win that week’s featured books. A drawing will be held at the end of every program; those chosen need not be present to win. 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
16,23,30 “Rockin the River” Concert Series at Panther Island Pavilion. Beat the heat at the only waterfront stage in Texas. This free summer concert series on The Trinity River is near downtown Fort Worth. Enjoy the show floating in the river, or bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a great view from the shore. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. For more information, www.rockintheriverfw.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
16-July 16 Don’t Talk to the Actors at Circle Theatre A budding playwright’s dreams are swept into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzick’s semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions. Adult language and subject matter. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, 817-877-3040 or www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
19-25 Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition presented by Cliburn Concerts. The amateur competition (established in 1999) promotes lifelong music-making as a vital part of daily life. Be there in person as 72 competitors come together to share their passion. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
23-26 “Summer Dance Concert” at Trinity Park Pavilion presented by Ballet Concerto. The concert will celebrate noted Flamenco dancer/choreographer, Luis Montero’s 27th anniversary with Ballet Concerto. Montero, from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, is staging a world premiere based on Shakespeare’s Othello. Performance 8:30 p.m. For more information. 817-738-7915, www.balletconcerto.com. 2300 West 7th St.
24 Billy Bob’s Texas-Mike Ryan. Tickets $16 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
25 Billy Bob’s Texas-Sara Evans. Tickets $16, $35 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
26 Billy Bob’s Texas-Texas Red Dirt Roads. Admission is free. Performance 3 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.